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Contemplation Blog 9

Contemplation of St. Augustine (9)

Blog 9

Without You I fail to glorify you, for there is nothing but false glory outside your presence

“Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But to Your name give glory” (Psalm 115:1)
“Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations” (Psalm 145: 10-13)

Forgive me O my God, but You have allowed me to talk with You

“Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord” (Isaiah 1:18)

Yet who is man that he could talk with the Lord, his Creator?!

I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord” (Gen 18:27)

Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)